I'm unfamiliar with the cycle for Master's degree applications, and am beginning to explore it now. It would be nice if someone could provide a general overview of what the application cycle entails. I also have a specific question about the volume of Master's programs I should apply to. Considering the multitude of different and unique Master's degree applications, should I get my recommender to specifically address the college that I am applying to? Or should I get a general recommendation letter and send it to all the schools I am applying to? For the former, I imagine that I would be extremely restricted in the number of programs that I can apply to. What is the "average" number of applications that a Master's applicant would submit? Should I get multiple professors to write multiple recommendation letters for me (Say, get 3 professors to write 3 unique recommendations and apply to nine schools)?